by Jackie Doan
Savannah College of Art and Design

Meet the Judges

Meet the 2015 judges. The 2016 judges will be announced soon.

AJ Joseph

Executive Creative Director | Adobe

Bradley G Munkowitz

Designer + Director | GMUNK

David Eveleigh-Evans

Chief Creative Officer | Method

Elisa Callow

Organizational and Strategic Planning Pasadena, California

Nathan Moody

Co-founder and the Design Director | STIMULΛNT

Ken Martin

Chief Creative Officer, Co-founder | BLITZ

Steve Tolleson

Principal and Creative Director | Tolleson

The Preselection Panel

Announcing the 2016 preselection panel.

Rilla Alexander Designer/illustrator, By Rilla Germany
Sigal Vilenski Co-Owner, Strudel Design Israel
Limore Kfir Co-Owner, Strudel Design Israel
David Prosser Director, Studio AKA UK
Patrick Jean Director, Iconoclast USA
Sebastian Onufszak Director, Sebastian Onufszak Germany
Johnny Kelly Director/Master of Design, Nexus Ireland/UK
Todd Anderson Creative Director, CTTC South Africa/UK
Frances Adair Mckenzie Artist and Animator, francesadair.com Canada
Michael Durcak Graphic Designer, Freelance Czech Republic/Canada

AJ Joseph

Executive Creative Director | Adobe

AJ Joseph is the Executive Creative Director at Adobe and manager of the Adobe Studio, the team responsible for the look, feel, and branding of Adobe’s products, web experience, video content development and Events.

Adobe

Bradley G Munkowitz

Designer + Director | GMUNK

Bradley G Munkowitz ( GMUNK ) is a Graphic Designer by foundation who has over a decade of experience functioning as a Design Director for the motion graphics industry. He's also remained passionately involved in the global design community, giving lectures around the world about his Process and Experiences.. He's collaborated with distinguished International Brands via his work at top tier outfits BUCK, Prologue Films, Transistorstudios and Bot&Dolly and has designed UI and Holographic sequences on the feature films TRON and Oblivion with Joseph Kosinski.. His work is characterized as a hybrid of Science Fiction themes informed by a Psychedelic visual palette.

GMUNK

David Eveleigh-Evans

Chief Creative Officer | Method

David is leading design excellence across all Method studios. He is an intuitive and collaborative lead who creates innovative solutions that deliver value through world-class brand experience.

David has over 18 years design experience, ranging from global brand identity creation and rollout, to next generation digital interfaces and unique one-off 4D interactive installations. Previously, as the Creative Director at Moving Brands, Native and Imagination, David worked for clients such as Audi, BBC, Ford, HP, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, TomTom, Whirlpool, Swisscom, Yahoo and others. Prior to this, David was art director at Razorfish in New York and London, interaction designer at Metadesign, and junior product designer at IDEO.

Educated at the highly respected Royal College of Art in London, David gained a Masters Degree in Design Interactions, studying under the renowned design academic Gillian Crampton-Smith and critical design thinker Anthony Dunne.

Method

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Elisa Callow

Organizational and Strategic Planning Pasadena, California

The majority of Elisa Callow’s professional life has been in the service of non-profit organizations. As founding director of the Armory Center for the Arts, Ms. Callow built upon the reputation and history of the Armory’s predecessor organization, the Pasadena Art Workshops, through the development of a number of groundbreaking partnerships with schools, city departments, grassroots community organizations, and more established arts institutions. Under her direction, the organization completed a successful capital campaign at an abandoned armory building and an unprecedented expansion of program scope and audience. The Armory’s budget increased from $200,00 to over $2 million. The reputation of the Armory became a national model for excellence in community arts program development.

Ms. Callow worked in the philanthropic sector for four years, first as Program Officer for the Ahmanson Foundation and then as Arts Program Director for the James Irvine Foundation. During her tenure at the Irvine Foundation, she was responsible for the development of art program initiatives and the identification of priority needs within the field throughout the state of California through in-depth interviews of more than 300 arts organization leaders and an analysis of grant making trends. The focus of much of the work was on fiscal, organizational, program and market forces affecting the arts.

Her most recent professional experience has been as a planning consultant. Elisa Callow works with organizations primarily in the nonprofit sector on strategic issues as they relate to Board development and organizational governance, program development, audience and market issues, organizational design and planning and evaluation. Recent clients include: Art Center College of Design, Adobe Systems Adobe Youth Voices Program, Pasadena Community Foundation, The California Community Foundation’s Building Equity in the Arts Program, The Auckland Museum in New Zealand, The San Francisco Symphony, The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Heritage Housing Partners, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Unusual Suspects, McGroarty Arts Center, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Council of Long Beach, Angels Gate Cultural Center, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. She was selected as a mentor for the Durfee Foundation’s Springboard Fund. Additionally, she was a Trainer at the Center for Cultural Innovation in the Grant Strategies for Artists Workshops. Throughout her various professional opportunities, Ms. Callow works most effectively with organizational staff and Board members by integrating teaching and learning in their development.

Elisa Callow is currently a Board member of the Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust and an Advisory Board member of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and the wildUp Collective. Her work with staff at the Natural History Museum resulted in the Museum being honored with the American Association of Museums 2009 Committee on Education Excellence in Programming Award. She has presented as a panelist and facilitator extensively throughout the country at conferences and gatherings including the Bank Street Graduate Program in Leadership in Museum Education Intensive, Annual Institutes of the Museum Educators of Southern California, and the Pew Charitable Trust. In 1997, she was honored as a Durfee Sabbatical recipient and in 2011, as a Distinguished Alumna Recipient from California State University, Los Angeles, School of Arts and Letters. She is a contributing author to the publication, Interplay: Inspiring Wonder, Discovery, and Learning Through Interdisciplinary Museum-Community Partnerships, 2009. MA: Arts Education, California State University Los Angeles, 1990

BA: Fine Arts, San Jose State University, 1974

Paul Hoppe

Art Director | Local Projects, New York

Paul Hoppe is a multi-disciplinary designer from Los Angeles, California, currently working as Art Director at Local Projects in NYC where he specializes in interactive exhibition design for museums, educational institutions, and adventurous corporate clients. Most recently he has helped lead the design of an interactive concept store for Target in San Francisco and the award winning interactive exhibits at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC. In his limited spare time Paul does freelance graphic design in equal parts print, branding, and motion design. He holds a BA with a Double Major in Graphic Design and Fine Art from Azusa Pacific University and a BFA with Distinction in Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design.

Local Projects

Ken Martin

Chief Creative Officer, Co-founder | BLITZ

Ken is a seasoned creative professional and entrepreneur that loves to overcome seemingly impossible challenges in the most engaging, effective and magically unexpected ways possible.

Ken's day-to-day involves collaboratively working with business leaders to evolve their brand experiences, interactive marketing strategy and products through key insights, strategy, design, technology and a pinch of luck.

Over the past 11 years Ken has worked with a large number of phenomenal global brands. Below is a short-list of the ones that he's personally done a significant amount of work for:

Technology: Adobe | Cisco / Linksys | Microsoft | GE | Google | NVIDIA

Entertainment / Gaming: Electronic Arts | FOX | Lucas Arts | Paramount | Sony Pictures | Warner Bros.

Consumer Goods | Cranium | MGA Entertainment (Bratz) | Naked Juice (Pepsi)

BLITZ

Steve Tolleson

Principal and Creative Director | Tolleson

In the course of the studio’s 30+-year history, Steve Tolleson can count among his clientele a notable group representing a broad range of industries and interests. From Adobe and Cisco in technology and Gilead in science, to Sephora and Steelcase in the consumer segment, and Nike, EA and Cartoon Network in sports and entertainment, Tolleson commands a breadth of experience uncommon for a studio of its size.

In 1999, Princeton Architectural Press published a monograph on the Tolleson studio titled SoakWashRinseSpin. The book has become an industry standard as it chronicles the studio’s unique problem-solving methodology as evidenced through examples of its exceptional creative work in the categories of corporate / brand identity, packaging, environments, interactive media and annual reports.

Tolleson

Michael Patterson

Director, Designer & Animator | Professor

USC School of Cinematic Arts

Michael Patterson is a director, designer and animator working in visual music. He studied at Calarts and began his career in music videos in 1985 by animating the epic MTV hit, Take on Me for A-Ha. He teamed up with his wife Candace Reckinger to direct a string of MTV hits that include, Suzanne Vega’s Luka, Sting’s Be Still My Beating Heart and Opposite’s Attract, featuring Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat, which won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video. In 2006, 7 of their music videos, along with Mike’s animated film Commuter, were added to the Museum of Modern Artʼs permanent collection.

Following 20 years of directing award-winning blended media TV commercials at Rhythm + Hues and other studios, Patterson began teaching at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Now at USC, Patterson+Reckinger collaborated with Michael Tilson Thomas and a team of their students and animation graduates to create a 5-screen visualization of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for the gala opening of Frank Gehry’s New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida in 2011.!

Mike produced and co-directed the live immersive events, Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live I and II in 2011 and 2013. The large-scale outdoor events gathered internationally renown visual music artists work from the US, Europe and Japan for architectural projection, installation and live performances with a curated gallery exhibition.

In spring 2015, Patterson and Reckinger continued their work in immersive visual music design with Measures + Frames, concerts for live string quartet and multi-screen projection. The visualizations were created in collaboration with the composers, Thomas Ades (Arcadiana), Veronika Krauses (Mideragami) and Jeffrey Holmes (Kirurgi). Patterson and Reckinger are currently working with pianist Gloria Cheng on four new pieces to be performed in November 2015

USC School of Cinematic Arts

Jason Mitchell

Director - Photographer | Ransom & Mitchell, San Francisco

Jason Mitchell is the director - photographer half of the still + motion creative team of Ransom & Mitchell. Together with digital artist - set and prop designer Stacey Ransom, they create highly-detailed and visually-lush photographic portraits and scenarios. By seamlessly weaving their photography, digital artistry, CG, and motion skills, their unique style blurs the lines of photography and illustration.

Jason draws upon his training in acting at Carnegie Mellon along with his years as a broadcast journalist for the US Navy and degree in cinema from SF State to crafts visual stories. The range of these narratives span from an award-winning feature documentary to a surreal fine art series selected as a finalist for Critical Mass and exhibited in multiple galleries across the US.

The results of the pairing of Ransom & Mitchell have been selected for Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers, twice for their 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide, and included in the Photokina 2014 Best of CGI Gallery. Their fine art work draws upon the darker undercurrent that exists within all aspects of society. Described as pop-baroque, their art has exhibited worldwide at art fairs (Scope NY, Art Miami, LA Art Show) and galleries in cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, Berlin, Tokyo, and Melbourne.

Ransom & Mitchell

Nathan Moody

Co-founder and the Design Director | STIMULΛNT

Nathan Moody is a co-founder and the design director of Stimulant, where he is helping to chart the future of smart spaces and the integration of technology, experience, and architecture. He has designed award-winning interfaces, interactions, illustrations, motion, and sound for over two decades, in almost every digital delivery medium and communication channel, for some of the world’s best known companies. His broad range of experience informs his cross-pollinated, holistic approach to the design, art, and craft of experience design. Nathan is a published author, awards judge, and frequent public speaker, and lives to explore what he doesn’t yet know.

STIMULΛNT